Incident Summary:

07/21/2017: Assailants threw explosive devices at a road construction site in Sijhua, Jharkhand, India. There were no reported casualties in the blasts. The Jharkhand Prastuti Committee (JPC) claimed responsibility for the incident in a poster at the scene; however, police officials questioned the veracity of this claim.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along a road between between Hazaribagh and Barhi in Hazaribagh district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Ms Ramki Brothers Infrastructure Ltd
Specific Description Camp Site
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Six explosive devices were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected that the attack may have been carried out by criminals attempting to extort the construction company.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jharkhand Prastuti Committee (JPC) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Construction firm's camp site in Sijhua attacked with bombs," HT Syndication, July 22, 2017.